Africa’s insensitivity to people with disabilities

It is widely accepted that from the late 20th century Africa has seen real improvement in living standards of its citizens. However, that has been on the background of gullible governments blindly adopting Western-oriented socioeconomic systems which have tended to undermine, hence weaken traditional social welfare systems. Significantly, the period has coincided with increasing socioeconomic inequality which has serious implications for traditionally disadvantaged communities such as disabled people and women. Continue reading

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Disability in African society

The saddest reality in African society is the manner in which people with disabilities are treated or mistreated, to be precise. People with disabilities are, to a great degree excluded from most day-to-day activities in society. That includes fundamental activities such as attending education institutions, health, political participation, employment and housing. They are effectively on the margins of society extensively represented in demeaning activities. Continue reading